In a perfect world, you would have a connection from an HD tv to your dvd player thru either a HDMI or component hookup for best picture display[ excluding BluRay etc.
by all means, try an original [unripped movie].
although I don’t think they have built a tv yet that knows a copy from an original.
If your using the old red/white/yellow analog connection,
your not getting the full crisp picture you should.
I’m wondering if your dvd/vhs player has HDMI or component inputs…
yes, this is an interesting issue…